This may not need it's own question but I am pretty excited that after 37 years I have discovered heavy cream. I've had a milk allergy since I was born (both mucus producing and stomach issues). I was pretty much fine with skim milk (excess mucus but no stomach problems) before Paleo and seemed to do okay with some ice cream (ones with cream as the first ingredient) but poorly with other whole milk products. I guess I never realized that heavy cream is all fat and has little lactose/milk in it. I am pretty psyched!! I made some whipped cream last night and it didn't even need sweetener. Does everyone else consume heavy cream often as part of their Paleo lifestyle?
Coffee with a couple of tbsp of heavy cream is a quick breakfast for me that can take me until 1-2pm before I'm hungry. I also put heavy cream, plain or whipped, on berries, or I mix it in to yogurt to boost the fat content.
I use cream in a lot of recipes for French-style food including soups, pan sauces, and desserts. With cream and low-sugar berries and/or dark chocolate, you can make an extremely satisfying dessert with little or no sugar.
I have always loved heavy cream from when I was a kid and am delighted to fit it into a healthy diet.
So good! I get mine from a local dairy. I use it in my hot coffee an also to make THE BOMB iced coffee. Fill a big cup half way with ice, add 4 cups brewed cooled coffee, about 1/4 c heavy cream(or more if I'm feelin naughty) one spoonful of Stevie and a splash of vanilla. Shake and who needs Starbucks?? I used to buy one pint a week but I think my next order will have to be a quart to support my iced coffee habit!
i do! i make it into yogurt. you havent had yogurt until you have had it with heavy cream. use the viili cultures from cultures for health. yes, im fully aware that this is my 43,875,987th post about these cultures, but they are SO GOOD and SO EASY. pour crem into cultures, let sit at 70-78 degrees for 1-2 days. lasts forever!
I am addicted! I whip some up with vanilla and cinnamon then throw in some bananas and walnuts- amazing!!! Last night I whipped some up with vanilla, then threw in some oranges (cut up).. it was like an orange creamsicle :D
I drink heavy cream with egg yolks in it. But by far the best use I've come up with is making gravies. I have a meat grinder and I'll mix about 75% fatty beef with 25% liver plus salt and pepper and make them into little meat balls, I'll through half a stick of butter into a pan on medium-low heat with half an onion and 2 garlic gloves cut in half (not crushed) and salt. Then I'll cook these covered, towards the end the pan will fill with the beef fat, then pour in a bunch of cream and simmer till everything thickens. This is fantastic. Make sure to add a little more salt and pepper after you put the cream in.
LOVE heavy cream- I put it in my coffee with cinnamon and some truvia (truvia is probably frowned upon, but I just use one or 2 packets a day, meh), or I do whipped with some cinnamon on strawberries and/or peaches. Nectar of the gods! I'm about to start a Whole30 because I have some lingering gut issues & think the cream may be a culprit :(
I have to ask: Is "heavy cream" the same as "table cream"? Or is it "whipping cream"?
I have never seen something called "heavy cream" here in Canada. We have light cream, half-n-half, table cream, and whipping cream.
I have never had any problems with dairy before. That said, I tried making some strawberry mousse after having zero dairy for a couple of months. The ingredients were just cream, gelatin, strawberries, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. I have NEVER had such bad stomach cramping immediately after eating a food. Not nausea, but just terrible stomach pain. I probably ate the equivalent of a 1/4 cup of cream (I ate slowly and savored), but it did me in for hours and made it impossible to fall asleep that night. I don't know for sure what caused it, but I won't be trying cream again any time soon to find out. Maybe someday I'll try again.
My husband has been making homemade yoghurt for years using Yogourmet Freeze dried yogurt starter from Quebec. (we buy it from Amazon). He used to make it with 2% milk, then whole milk when feeling delvish. Right now he is in the kitchen making yoghurt, Bulgarian Style, with Heavy Cream. Thanks to Dr. Harris describing cream as "Diesel No. 2" (after butter) or maybe vice versa. We buy at least 2 quarts of cream from the DeKalb Farmers Mkt in Decatur, GA a week. One quart for yoghurt and 1 for coffee. The "other woman" in our lives is Julia Child and she cooks with lots of cream. "FTW" Indeed.